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1955 Pontiac Star Chief

Pontiac introduced the Star Chief in 1954 and it remained in production through 1966. For 1955, the Star Chief had a dynamic new panoramic body styling with an 11-inch rear frame extension and featured tapered slanting vertical slash moldings and three stylized star emblems on the front fenders and doors. The 1955 Pontiac benefited from more changes than any model since the Pontiac had first been introduced in 1926, as it had a reported 109 new features and three new bodies. Power was supplied by the 287 cubic-inch 'Strato Streak' V8 engine that developed 173 horsepower with the synchromesh transmission and 180 with the Hydra-Matic. This engine was smaller, more rigid, and adaptable to higher compression ratios. The 90 mph top speed made the Star Chief ideal for the modern highways being constructed across the United States.

Body styles included a sedan and convertible, while the Star Chief Custom included a sedan and Catalina Hardtop. The Catalina and the convertible had wide fluted lower rear fender extensions. The Custom sedan had stainless stell moldings around the side windows.

The Pontiac Star Chief Safari Wagon was introduced in 1955, a sibling of the Chevrolet Nomad, with both sharing similar bodies with differentiated styling. The Pontiac Star Chief Wagon was the rarest Pontiac produced in 1955, with production totaling only 3,760 cars. The first generation Star Chief Safari Wagon was offered through the 1957 model year.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2020

Related Reading : Pontiac Star Chief History

The Star Chief line was produced between 1954 and 1966. A Star Chief made it to the big screen, enjoying a brief cinematic debut on the 100th episode of I Love Lucy, when the entire gang drove out to California. Production ran from 1954 to 1966 and was a luxurious convertible that served as Pontiacs premium model. The model could easily be identified by its chrome star trim along the sides.....
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Related Reading : Pontiac Star Chief History

Dollar for dollar, you cant beat a Pontiac was the advertising jingle that represented Pontiacs steadfast reputation for reliability and quality in the 1950s. Produced by General Motors Pontiac division, the Star Chief was a prestigious top of the line model introduced in 1954 through 1966. Before the introduction of the new premiere model, all Pontiacs rode on the modest Chevrolet wheelbase.....
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1955 Vehicle Profiles

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Convertible

For 1955, the Pontiac Star Chief reigned as Pontiac's top-of-the-line with a completely new body with an eleven inch longer rear overhang. The Star Chief rode on a 124-inch wheelbase Pontiac and had a 210-inch overall length.....[continue reading]

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Safari Station Wagon

The Star Chief Custom Safari station wagon was the most expensive Pontiac offered in 1955. Factory price was $2,962 without options and accessories (a convertible coupe was $2,691). A total of 3,760 station wagons were built in 1955.....[continue reading]

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Custom Catalina Hardtop

Pontiac redesigned the Catalina for 1955. It offered sporty styling and a fresh 287.2 cubic inch V8 engine. Sixty-two factory options and accessories were available for the Custom Catalina hardtop during the 1955 model year. This car has 51 items,....[continue reading]

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: W855H7811

The 1955 Pontiac received significant change - more changes than any model since the Pontiac had first been introduced in 1926, as it had a reported 109 new features and three new bodies. The Star Chief, which rode on a frame that was 11-inches longe....[continue reading]

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: F855H7331

This vehicle is a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible that is powered by a 287 cubic-inch V8 engine capable of producing 180 horsepower. It has a Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox and four-wheel drum brakes. The wheelbase is 124-inches providing adequa....[continue reading]

1955 Pontiac Star Chief vehicle information

Custom Catalina Hardtop

The new-for-1955 Pontiac was impressive. It shared a body shell with the Chevrolet, but was uniquely styled. A new overhead-valve V8 engine replaced the flathead '8' that had been a Pontiac mainstay for too long.....[continue reading]

Convertible
 
Safari Station Wagon
 
Custom Catalina Hardtop
 
Convertible
Chassis #: W855H7811 
Convertible
Chassis #: F855H7331 
Custom Catalina Hardtop
 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1955 Star Chief
$2,960-$18,050
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Price Range: $2,360 - $2,960

Other 1955 Pontiac Models
$2,100 - $2,960

Star Chief

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
203,404
124.00 in.
8 cyl., 287.20 CID., 173.00hp
8 cyl., 287.20 CID., 180.00hp
$2,360 - $2,960
127,325
122.00 in.
8 cyl., 316.60 CID., 216.00hp
$2,525 - $3,125
103,212
124.00 in.
8 cyl., 347.00 CID., 244.00hp
8 cyl., 347.00 CID., 270.00hp
$2,840 - $5,780
48,795
122.00 in., 124.00 in.
8 cyl., 370.00 CID., 255.00hp
8 cyl., 370.00 CID., 285.00hp
$3,070 - $3,350
43,691
124.00 in.
8 cyl., 389.00 CID., 215.00hp
8 cyl., 389.00 CID., 283.00hp
$2,930 - $3,135

Industry Production

#1#2#3Pontiac
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)396,716
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)383,320
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)217,303
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)334,041
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)405,730
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)554,090
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)287,744
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)418,619
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)271,373
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)370,159
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)446,429

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